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Old 06-01-2018, 11:12 AM   #1
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Water smells when first turned on

When we first turn on the water (cold or hot) in either our bathroom or kitchen sink, we get a strong sewer smell. The annode rod was replaced a few months ago. The inline vents under each sink have been replaced, and there is no obstruction in the vent pipe that goes through the roof. We also flushed out the washing machine line since we do not have a washing machine and thought that stagnant water may have been accumulating in the pipes. Our gray tanks are open so no water is accumulating in them (which we have done forever). We are stumped. It only happens when we turn the faucets on and lasts about 15 seconds, but the odor is very strong. Any thoughts on what may be causing this?
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:08 PM   #2
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Are you using fresh water tank and pump or a city connection ?

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Old 06-01-2018, 03:48 PM   #3
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City connection.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:58 PM   #4
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In my research over the years I have learned numerous causes.
Strainers at each faucet clogged with junk
Some pumps have a strainer attached to the body. ( realize your not using pump)
Dirty hot water tank.
I think I would start by flushing and sanitizing your complete water supply system. It might be easier to do this thru the tank and pump.
Also ensure your source water isn't the problem.
Lots of info on Forest River Forum

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City connection.

Have you tried removing the filter screens on the faucets and flushing them out?


I've had Evergreen tree parts in brand new faucet screens.
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Are you using this rig full time or is it sitting for a week or two between uses?
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Is it the hot water or cold?
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Both hot and cold. Hot water heater was recently flushed when anode rod replaced.
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I have that problem here at our georgia house... When I leave the hot water tank full and we are gone for at least a month, the water in the tank turns sulfuric and smells the way you describe. So now, when we leave here, I turn the water off and open all the low point drains in the hose. WHen we get back after being gone several months, the hot water still smells sulfuric but it is a lot less noticeable until I get the hot water heater flushed out. WHich takes about five minutes. I understand that the issue is with the anode rod in the hot water heater and the quality of the water here in Nicholls Georgia. I have had their water tested and they could not find anything wrong so I just put up with the issue for now.
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